HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

12 Annual February 03, 2016 to February 21, 2016

 
Category

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
March 14, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
April 14, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 45.00
Late Deadline
May 14, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
October 14, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 60.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately January 6, 2014

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 44 minutes
Features: minimum 45 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2011

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

People's Choice Award for BEST DIRECTOR

BEST PICTURE
Cash Award Value: 200 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Director
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Screenplay
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Actor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Actress
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Supporting Actor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Cinematography
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Editing
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Films must not have major U.S. distribution and should have been made for under 20 million dollars in production costs.

Films submissions in this category that that arrive after Oct 14th will be entered in the festival for other prizes but be disqualified from Peoples Choice Award Best Picture screenings and awards.

To be considered for the audience-vote-based Peoples Choice Awards, your submission must be received by the listed deadlines.

Peoples Choice Award for Best DIrector must be a feature length film.

Please let us know in writing when submitting your preview copy that you would like to be considered for these special awards.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PREVIEW / SCREENER PRINTS:
DVD or WAB Online Screeners ONLY accepted for all PREVIEW / SCREENER submissions for HRIFF competition judging.

EXHIBITION PRINTS:
If your film is accepted in the HRIFF programming, please NO MENU SCREENS (or watermarks) on your EXHIBITION COPY.
HRIFF accepts watermarks on Screener copies, but
not EXHIBITION copies.

If submitting a BluRay EXHIBITON copy: HRIFF requires an ADDITIONAL DVD (NTSC Region 1 or 0) backup DVD copy (with identical chapter markings and no watermarks or Menu Screens.) This is due to BluRay technical issues. DVD is HRIFF preferred format.

Please contact HRIFF if you have a 35 mm print to exhibit.

RETURNS
Any & All Exhibition Screener DVD / BLU RAY copies WILL NOT be returned by mail or at the festival.

We know that there are concerns in the internet age about seeding and thievery of films, but we ask you to note that NO film ever submitted for review or exhibition has ever been leaked from HIRFF. This is due to our *lock-down* screening process (screeners do not go leave our screening center, our screeners come to us and are overseen by staff).

PRESS
If your film is chosen for exhibition please send (if you can) between 1 and 3 standard size (27 x 41 aka One Sheet) movie posters so we can promote your film at the festival. These posters will not be returned.
If you cannot provide posters of this size or any size, you will not be penalized, feel free to send what you can send, but One Sheets fit better in most frames at most screening venues.

Posters and all promotional materials will NOT be returned by mail or at the festival.